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Candidate Spotlight: Where Do the 2020 Hopefuls Stand on Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights?

Birth control. Abortion. Sex ed. Reproductive health care as a human right. What do these have in common? They’re on the 2020 ballot — and Trump wants to restrict all of them. Find out where the candidates stand and if they stand with you.

Mark Sanford

Former Congressman from South Carolina


Abortion Access

Sanford supported laws to restrict abortion, including a bill that would require medically unnecessary ultrasounds before abortions. [The State, 6/23/19]

Birth Control

Sanford opposed a D.C. law that prohibits employers from discriminating against workers based on their decision to use birth control. [H.J. Res. 43, Roll Call 194, 4/30/15; Center for Reproductive Rights, 5/1/15]

Planned Parenthood

Sanford voted to “defund” Planned Parenthood through programs like Medicaid and Title X seven times. [Congress.gov, accessed 9/20/19. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.]


Health Equity


Sex Ed


The only way we can fight back against the harmful and dangerous laws and policies coming from anti-reproductive health politicians is by changing who's writing and passing them. Are you in?